Calling All Plant Parents: Aldi Is Selling Hanging Plant Baskets For Under $6

updated Jun 25, 2020
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Last month, Aldi shook plant parents with excitement when fiddle leaf figs were spotted in store for a mere $13 (?!). Now, in more foliage news, the popular chain supermarket just started selling a new and limited line of hanging plant baskets. The best part: They’re all under $6.

Shoppable as of Wednesday, February 27, the six new greenery options are available in stores across the country for a limited time. The collection is extremely diverse, ranging from beloved Boston ferns to classic English ivy and the purple-tainted Tradescantia. In other words, these new offerings cater to a wide range of plant lovers and give little excuse to not buy more than one.

Outside of plant offerings, Aldi has made their way into the home space through other tempting products. Just earlier this week, Aldi U.K. brought back their famous anti-snoring pillow, which works its magic through having a special S-shaped foam core. Unfortunately it’s not available for U.S. customers to purchase in stores or online, but luckily we found similar versions on Amazon that can get the job done.

Bringing it back to the reason you’re here (a.k.a. Aldi’s exciting new plants), we broke down each type of hanging foliage now available for purchase, so you can pick the one (or two) that’s right for you.

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Boston Fern

Also known as Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis,’ this is one of the easiest ferns to take care of. They do best in indirect light, and all you have to do is water it once a month. It’s also non-toxic to dogs and cats.

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English Ivy

Who doesn’t love some hanging ivy that drapes oh-so elegantly? While this houseplant is relatively easy to take care of, it does need bright sunlight and needs to be fertilize once a month in the spring, summer, and fall. Unfortunately, English ivy is toxic to pets.

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Golden Pothos

Pothos plants might be the easiest to take care of out of the greenery bunch, partly because they do well in various light conditions. All you really have to do is water them whenever they start to look a bit droopy. These are toxic if ingested.

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Philodendron

This is the plant known for being harder to kill than keep alive. The philodendron brightens a room with its vibrant shades and bushy nature. These are great for low-light areas, and you only need to water when the leaves appear wilted. However, they are toxic to pets or humans.

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Spider Plant

Known as the perfect plant for macrame hangers in the 1970s, the spider plant can filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air. Also called airplant plants, this one thrives in indirect sunlight when indoors and requires little water (the most common cause of death is too much watering). They are non-toxic to pets, unless ingested.

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Tradescantia

These plants are most striking when placed in a hanging basket (lucky for you!), as you can see its purple hues and unique shape. Tradescantia is fairly easy to propagate, preferring indirect sunlight and best if kept on a regular watering schedule. Tradescantia may cause irritation on the skin of pets.